Zika virus vector competency of mosquitoes, Gulf Coast, United States

Charles E. Hart, Christopher M. Roundy, Sasha R. Azar, Jing H. Huang, Ruimei Yun, Erin Reynolds, Grace Leal, Martin R. Nava, Jeremy Vela, Pamela M. Stark, Mustapha Debboun, Shannan Rossi, Nikos Vasilakis, Saravanan Thangamani, Scott C. Weaver

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    Zika virus has recently spread throughout the Americas. Although Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are considered the primary vector, Culex quinquefasciatus and mosquitoes of other species may also be vectors. We tested Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. taeniorhynchus mosquitoes from the US Gulf Coast; both were refractory to infection and incapable of transmission.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)559-560
    Number of pages2
    JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 2017

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Epidemiology
    • Microbiology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases


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